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Dr. Bennett Lorber, Chief of Section of Infectious Diseases Dr. Thomas Fekete in the laboratory Section of Infectious Diseases faculty and residents

department of Medicine

section of infectious diseases

MD Education


Teaching of medical students is an integral part of the function of the Section of Infectious Diseases. At any time there are two to four senior medical students making rounds with the Infectious Diseases team. Medical students are expected to evaluate new consultations, present the information to the team, be aware of diagnostic and therapeutic options, and return on a daily basis to assess changes in clinical status. We have a well-developed didactic program for students with lectures twice a week on important topics such as antibiotics. In addition, medical students are expected to attend and give conferences on relevant topics during their Infectious Diseases rotation as well as to present a critical assessment of one assigned paper per week in our management conference.


We now offer a two-week elective course in Infectious Diseases to junior medical students. This curriculum includes didactic lectures and a variety of clinical experiences that span the range of inpatient to outpatient consults and follow-up visits. Students will also see infections in patients with cancer and with organ transplantation.